Burn Cottage 2019 Pinot Noir
Winery : Burn Cottage
Marquis & Dianne Sauvage planted their vines in 2003 at the foot of the Pisa Range in the Cromwell sub-region of Central Otago. Ted Lemon of California's Littorai provided consultancy advice with regard to site selection and biodynamic practices. Claire Mulholland is the Burn Cottage winemaker.
'The fruit was handpicked at an average Brix of 23.3 from the organic-certified Burn Cottage Vineyard in Lowburn between 30th March and 15th April. Nine vineyard blocks provided fruit for this wine, covering eight Pinot Noir clones (114, 115, 667, 777, Abel, Cl5, 10/5 and 828). Layers of interest with aromatics of redcurrant, bright cherry and floral notes underpinned by savoury hints of tea, earth and fern. The palate is vibrant and focused, supported with seamless balance and finesse. Lovely integration and flow with polished tannins that lend persistence through the palate. Cellaring potential of 8-10 years' - Claire Mulholland, Burn Cottage